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Stocking Stuffers: Travel

16 of the best affordable gifts for travelers.

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Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers — the little things, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, there’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $50, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered the best affordable gifts around to please anyone on your list. Need more ideas? Check out all of our Stocking Stuffer Guides.

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L.L. Bean Traveler Shoe Bag
Because mud makes a poor souvenir. $20
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The New York Times: 36 Hours 125 Weekends in Europe
Because the grey lady gets around. $33
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Everlane Dopp Kit
Because they’re finally past ziplocks. $35
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Travelon Micro Scale
Because tickets are expensive enough. $17
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Ursa Major Face Wipes
Because no one likes lingering in airplane bathrooms. $24+
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Tumi International Power Adaptor
Because guessing in these matters rarely ends well. $50
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Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Because Ambien’s harder to come by. $30
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Apolis Transit Issue Luggage Tag
Because everybody’s bag looks like yours. $22
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AFAR Magazine
Because exploration’s pretty good from the couch, too. $20
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Eagle Creek Travel Pack-It Folder
Because ironing and jet lag don’t mix. $23
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Photojojo iPhone Lenses
Because it’s the only camera they use. $20+
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Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable External
Because it’s got juice to recharge their smartphone three times over. $26
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Bucky Luggage 40 Blinks Ultralight Sleep Mask
Because few seat mates are eye candy. $13
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Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
Because it’s the #1 best seller in the “railroad travel reference” section of Amazon.
$18
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Twelve South PlugBug World
Because the fewer cords the better.$37
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AeroPress Coffee Maker
Because coffee culture isn’t global.
$27

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